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Graywolf Press 50th Anniversary Exhibit Reception

February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Graywolf 50th Anniversary art featuring the Graywolf logo overlaid with the the number 50 and vertical blocks of color

Graywolf 50th Anniversary art featuring the Graywolf logo overlaid with the the number 50 and vertical blocks of colorThis event is at capacity. Registration is now closed.

Join us on Feb. 29 to celebrate 50 years of independent publishing at Graywolf Press. This event features a program with Carmen Giménez, Director and Publisher at Graywolf; Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor and Director of Poetry; author Roy G. Guzmán, and poet Jim Moore. Guests will enjoy refreshments and have a chance to explore the exhibit “Graywolf at 50: First Drafts and Next Pages,” which delves into the history of one of the nation’s leading independent publishers, as well as the writers, editors, and staff whose work has contributed to this Twin Cities literary institution.

The program begins at 6 p.m. The reception and exhibit viewing will follow the program. The event is free and open to all. Please register if you plan to attend.

About the speakers

Roy G. Guzmán received a 2019 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. Raised in Miami, Guzmán lives in Minneapolis. Their debut collection, Catrachos, was published in 2020 and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award.

Jim Moore is the author of seven books of poetry, including Prognosis (2021), Underground (2014), Invisible Strings (2011), and Lightning at Dinner (2005). His poetry has appeared in the Nation, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Spoleto, Italy.

Event details

What: Graywolf Press 50th Anniversary Exhibit reception
When: Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, 6-8 p.m. | Program begins at 6 p.m. | Exhibit viewing and reception will follow the program
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library | Directions and parking

This event is co-sponsored by the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries, Graywolf Press, and Lannan Foundation.


February 29
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Upper Midwest Literary Archives
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Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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